Just wanted to send off a quick update for everyone. I have been under the weather for most of the past month with one cold after another. I have gone through winters with little or no colds in the past but this winter has been very different. So, of course, I haven’t been blogging. Sorry about that.
I have been busy checking out a lot of wonderful items on Instagram. Have any of you heard of or do you own any Rae Dunn pottery? This excerpt it straight from her website: (Built entirely by hand, Rae’s work often elicits a physical response, asks to be touched and provides a sense of reassurance that we have our feet on the ground. “In my own way, I am driven to find that balance between expressing something that is deeply meaningful to me, and creating a sense of joy that might quietly touch the lives of others.”)
I had never heard of it before I joined Instagram but it is really big there which got me interested in checking it out for myself. I found out it was sold at a few different stores like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, and lucky for me there is a HomeGoods close to where I live so off I went to see if they had some.
I was happy to find they did but it was only one piece and that was a mug. Luckily for me, I needed a new mug. And this mug had the word MINE on it so everyone in my house would know who it belonged to.
I love how the mug is not perfectly round and how you can feel the seam where the two ends of the clay were joined together.
Well, that’s all I have time for today. Hope you enjoyed it and until next time be blessed.
I have enjoyed reading this Christian women’s magazine for about a year now and I am sure that you will enjoy it as well. It is full of inspiring stories from women in all walks of life and all ages. It’s a magazine written for women by women and there are even opportunities for you to submit your own articles about crafts, baking, DIY, etc..
This is not my normal topic but I feel so strongly about the bad effects of GMO’S in our bodies that I had to share this informative video.
Click here to watch and learn from experts what negative effects they have on your body, your kid’s body, and everyone.
It broke my heart the other day. I was in the grocery store looking at yogurt to find the flavor my son wanted when I asked my son out loud, “what are the ingredients?” Before he had an opportunity to answer this woman who was buying yogurt said, “if we worry about what is in our food we won’t eat anything.”
I can see how she would feel that way but there are things we can do to limit some of the worst ingredients we consume. This video will give you steps that are doable in getting rid of them.
I hope this video helps you make informed decisions and until next time have a blessed day.
I know there are a lot of people out there that are gluten-free whether by their own choosing or because they have to be so I wanted to share this gluten-free bread recipe that I found with you.
This recipe is from Noreen over at Noreen’s Kitchen and I first found it while searching Youtube for a gluten free bread recipe. In her video, she shows step by step how to put the recipe together and it makes it very easy to follow. She gives you pointers on how to make it a successful endeavor which gives you the confidence to try it yourself.
I did make a few changes to the recipe to make it more to my tastes, which made me a little worried that those changes would make the results not so good, but I’m happy to say they didn’t.
The changes I made were Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten-free flour instead of making my own which meant I didn’t have to add the xantham gum, original unsweetened almond milk instead of whole milk, honey instead of sugar, and I added whole flax seed instead of ground. I also added sunflower seeds to the batter.
Noreen used a stand mixer to mix it all up in but I don’t own one so I used my hand-held mixer and it worked just fine. My batter was thinner than Noreen’s was which was probably due to my using the honey instead of the sugar but it might also have been due to the difference in the flours too. My point is that because my batter was thinner than Noreen’s I didn’t have any problem using my hand-held mixer, but I am not certain that would be the case using the flour mix she used.
Pardon my dirty stove top in the first picture, but you can see how nicely it rose. And the second picture shows how nice it turned out on the inside too. I couldn’t wait to cut a piece and taste it so it wasn’t totally cooled off when I did like Noreen recommends. It was soooooo yummy!!!
I hope you go visit Noreen’s youtube channel and try this recipe for yourself. If you do I would love it if you shared that with us here.
I am enjoying making these adorable little drink coasters or mug rugs, whichever you prefer to call them. They are a great way to use up smaller pieces of wool that are left over from making the bigger projects. Plus they are very useful because they will protect your surfaces from scratches, heat, cold, and moisture.
I cut out squares that are 4″ by 3 3/4″ in two different colors, but you could also make them all one color if you wish, and pin the four corners and four sides together to make sure nothing gets out of place, then stitch all the way around with a small seam allowance. Then I stitch an X in the center to give added strength and to add a decorative touch.
I will be at my very first craft show in a couple weekends from now. I am super excited, a little nervous, and very hopeful.
It will be a small one, which I think is probably a very good way for me to start. I have a credit card reader so will be able to take credit cards as payment as well as cash. I have never used one before so I hope everything goes according to plan. It will be linked with my Etsy shop so I’m thinking it should be easier to keep track of sales that way.
If anyone else has done any Christmas time craft shows I would welcome suggestions. And here is a link to the flyer.